#creativelifehappylife photos & videos

3 minutes ago

I'm so excited to be back after a long break (no baby yet thank G-d... I was sick, long story that I may get the strength to share another time! ) I spent the time recovering, taking care of myself and my family and doing what I needed to do to get back here in good health. I hope to be back to the regular programming, and for starters, here's an adorable quokka craft - a hug bookmark - to go with the Koala I shared a few weeks ago. You can download the template in a few differenty formats (SVG for your cutting machine or PDF to cut by hand ) by visiting the link in my profile Did you know that quokka moms drop their joeys to distract predators? Makes me feel like supermom 😜

4 minutes ago

🎵Do you remember? The 21st niiiight of September?🎶⁠ ⁠ Every time I hear this song I think of Marching Band freshman year, our half time show was "That 70's Show" 😆 Happy #EWFday , y'all! 🌍🌬🔥 Let me know in the comments, were you in band? What did you play? I played bass clarinet (concert band ), trombone (marching band ) and bass guitar (jazz band )🎸⁠ ⁠ .⁠ . #dancinginseptember #neverwasacloudyday #earthwindandfire #marchingbandmemories #bandgeek ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #mugshotmonday #makewavesmonday #etsysellersofinstagram #coffeemug #coffeecup #handmadeisbetter #risingtidesociety #creativepreneur #createexplore #creativityfound #creativelifehappylife #modernceramics #ctmade #nutmegcollective#candygirlgang #candyminimal #ihavethisthingwithcolor #colorhunters #colorgram #brightcolors #happycolors #colormehappy #bandofun #happyart

7 minutes ago

😧IT'S OK TO BE ANXIOUS ABOUT YOUR BOOK😧⁠ ⁠ You're creating something new and it takes an immense amount of energy to do it. ⁠ ⁠ I don't know any writer who has nerves of steel when they sit down and stare at that blinking cursor. That muthaF*CKING cursor that MOCKS you and makes you think you're less than. But honestly, anxiety comes whenever you're creating anything.⁠ ⁠ And that's perfectly cool.⁠ ⁠ Instead of curling up into a ball and ignoring your blank page or laptop, try a bit of EFT (emotional freedom technique ) or tapping to reduce your anxiety. You can follow along on my new YouTube video - link in my bio.

17 minutes ago

just call me bartender

19 minutes ago

Here is to keeping it simple! Just the bare essentials. What are your essentials? - With a fresh new identity, and a fresh new Instagram, I really wanted to make my first post kicking off my new persuit really something, but one thing that often comes up again and again in my creative journey is simplicity. Simplicity often ignites creativity like nothing else can! #bareessentials #videography #photography #creativelifehappylife #blackcoffee #canonphotography #lens #simplicity #firspost #blankslate #itsallnew #debut

23 minutes ago

#Illustrator and #author Emma @emmafitz_art shared some #behindthescenes info from one of her latest sketch sessions. She shared lots about her #creativeprocess on episode 9 of the #CreativePulsePodcast - available on all #podcast platforms ​& link in bio.

23 minutes ago

Can you believe tomorrow is the Autumnal Equinox aka the first day of Fall!?! 🍁 I’ve created a mini collection to celebrate this transition as we move into a new season 🍁 May it be not only literal but metaphorically so 🍁 Catch a preview in my stories now and the full collection live tomorrow 🍁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handmade #makersmovement #handmadeisbetter #instahandmade #madewithlove #buyhandmade #handmadegift #artisan #supporthandmade #handcraftedwithlove #madebyhands #modernmaker #handcrafting #localartisan #thehandmadeparade #creativelifehappylife #handsthatmake #supportthemakers #ourmakerlife #creativeliving #handsandhustle #creativeentrepreneur #craftsposure #creativebusinessowner #herestothecreatives #creativityfound #femalebusinessowner #calledtocreate #9tothrive

23 minutes ago

When you love what you do, Monday's are something you look forward to. And remember to smile, it looks good on you! 😁

25 minutes ago

Getting excited for Halloween 🎃 Depression is a b& @%$ and I’m finally getting back on track. Blog post coming soon ✨ . . . #diy #crafty #crafting #creative #upcycling #halloween #halloweendecor #homedecor #waketomake #creativelifehappylife #hippiegirls #feelingcrafty #craftsblogger

25 minutes ago

🍂FALL COLLECTION🍂 Hi there everyone! This fall collection will be listed on my Etsy shop this wednesday SEPT 23rd 7PM CST 🤩 So much love has been put into this collection and I’m SO excited to share it with you all!!SWIPE TO SEE CLOSE UP IMAGES OF ALL THE ITEMS 🧡 This collection includes a sticker sheet, 2 postcards, and 4 individual stickers! The stickers/sticker sheets will be available in a glossy or matte finish ✨ Fall is my favorite season hands down and I enjoyed curating each item for you! Which is your favorite?☺️ - - - - - #shopsmall #etsyshop #supportsmallbusinesses #fallstickers #etsysellersofinstagram #digitalart #womenownedsmallbusiness #procreate #digitalillustration #creativelifehappylife #stickersheet #smallbusiness #stickershop #CreativeWomen #womenofillustration #illustratorsofinstagram #etsyseller #womenwhoillustrate

28 minutes ago

Y’all it’s happening. “VOTE” is coming to the site on Friday at 7am PST (I’ll put a countdown in Stories! ). And how rad are these stickers that just came in?! There will be one in every order from Friday through all of October. Thank you @ascustomvinyl for these rad stickers and to you @herlittlewolves for shouting out your vinyl and sticker makers 🙏💗⚡️ #votelikeruthwould #votelikeamother #mothersunart #votingmatters #powertothepolls

29 minutes ago

It may have taken 28 years but I feel like I have finally discovered my creative outlet 🌿🏵🌵 #succulents #succulentarrangement #babysucculents #propagatedthemmyself #nofilter #dowhatyoulove #creativelifehappylife #succulentsofinstagram #succulentaddict #proudmom

30 minutes ago

Who doesn’t love some late summer pee gee hydrangea with delicate ‘Kiera’ garden roses? I mean come on 😍 photo: @oliviagird #fleurandstitch #creativityfound #utterlyengaged #creativehappylife #creativelifehappylife #allthingsbotanical #flowerinspo #floralstyling #justbefloral #Inspiredbypetals #floraldesigner #weddingflorist #florallove #floweraddict

31 minutes ago

Seeing your own designs on products is pretty much the coolest thing in the world!! 😊🍬 Check out my @society6 page for all kinds of goodies with my recent designs — apparel, home decor, and more. U know u need the fanny pack! Link in bio or you can look for alliechenille on Society 6 ✨✨✨.

32 minutes ago

Round one of journalism notes...many more to come oO Thank you to @steamboatampworks and @lizhdzmusic for the wonderful learning opportunity!! It was amazing to spend time with you both. Looking forward to the next round, of course. *** Cannot wait to chat with @jedijae tomorrow evening 🤓🙃 . . . . #rmcadphotographers #photojournalism #interviewskills #journalismmatters #creativelifehappylife #keepmovingforward #houstonmusicians #houstonartist #visionaries

32 minutes ago

Spring 💦

34 minutes ago

🎉🧻🌿 Celebrating 6️⃣ years married to my life (and quarantine ) partner!! Although we aren’t checking off a new destination on our bucket list this year, it’s still special because we’re together. I couldn’t resist making an anniversary card capturing the uniqueness of 2020 😂, it’s certainly a year we’ll never forget. #happyanniversary #quarantineanniversary #anniversarycard #anniversarycelebration #celebrateeveryday . . . #culturedcardco #papercraft #handmade #handmadeisbetter #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #shopsmall #etsy #etsyseller #creativelifehappylife #cricutmade

35 minutes ago

cuts light. still hurts.

42 minutes ago

Let’s talk about mental health during happy seasons.     For a long time I subscribed to the school of thought that tricks you into believing you can only have one - a happy season or a rough season. It made being happy so hard because I always felt “different” or “weird” or “not normal” when I’d have a hard day with my anxiety or in therapy or with so many other real things I struggle with.     There was a lot of shame I held that was associated with that limited understanding of what reality can be for me.     I’ve tried hard to reframe my reality to include all the life I live.    I’m in the middle of one of the most exicitng times in my life with a shit ton of growht happening in the midst of that. Some days that growth means saying more “I love yous” to my boyfriend and sometimes it’s realizing that I have to take the afternoon off after a hard therapy session.    Lately, it’s included extra puppy cuddles too (like today ).    I try hard to remind myself that I’m a happy person with complicated triggers and feelings, just like everyone else. I hope that whatever you’re carrying with your mental health you can bring it back to a simple phrase “I am human.” However you define that.     I’d also add, “I’m human, I deserve happiness and dealing with life doesn’t disqualify me from that.”

45 minutes ago

You're the pick of the patch. 🧡🎃😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you missed it, check out our last post! We had a mom-to-mom talk about how YOU need some scheduled self-care, STAT. And a huge thank you to everyone who responded with their best ideas for being kind to yourself. Save that post so the next time you have alone time, you can do something truly fulfilling instead of folding laundry or scrolling your phone. 😬 Been there, done that!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo from @saradid

55 minutes ago

A few of you may recognize this painting but some of you may not. I painted it back in January when I very first started experimenting with landscapes. I fell in love with the looseness & the texture but put it in my rear view mirror as I was still busy finishing up school. Since I never officially released her I figured it was only fitting to include her in this collection as she is a big part of my journey. Painting titled: Pink Road, Oil on Canvas, 22x28

6 hours ago

Let’s go kid-friendly this week! 💡💡💡 Let me be Frank....😂...This cute Frankie themed party was so much fun to put together and super affordable! 💡💡💡 I’ve “sewn up” all the quick and easy DIYs on the blog! So grab a roll of masking tape and pick my brain! 💡💡💡 https://fernandmaple.com/2020/09/18/friendly-frankie-frankenstein-themed-halloween-party/

6 hours ago

Well, 15 years ago when I decided to take a little break, who could know but God? And what a shaking out it has been! Thankful for His constant faithfulness and grace, and His peace besides, in everything I see along with what only God alone can see. (link in bio ) #mixedmedia #mommyplaytime #carveouttimeforart #mommyart #creativelifehappylife #mixedmediaart #doitfortheprocess #creativelife #artjournaling

9 hours ago

Blessed to know such powerful, phenomenal Queens that are supportive of each other. This makes me truly grateful to know and appreciate such amazing women. It inspires me to push myself outside my comfort zone, consistently grow and evolve in all areas of my life for myself and my Ohana. Taking a few days to complete unfinished work projects and also have some quiet time in Mother Nature is an opportunity to reset myself with self love and self care. . . . . . . . #medicine #healing #remedialmassage #bodywork #selfcare #selflove #retreat #mothernature #aloha #grateful #thankyou #seaeaglepoint #whoota #surroundyourselfwithgoodpeople #mana #work #healthylifestyle #alohavibes #mecidinemama #creativelifehappylife #queenssupportqueens #onelove #sanctuary #phenomenalwoman #heal #phenomenalwomen #healthyliving #wholistichealth


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PUMPKIN STACK (🇬🇧⬇️ ) 🇩🇪 Nachdem ich heute (nach einer anstrengenden Woche ) endlich mal wieder ein wenig #kreativzeit einbauen konnte, hier nochmal ein paar Kürbisse im "Loose Watercolor" Stil. Eine weitere Saisonfrucht habe ich heute auch noch illustriert - kommt in den nächsten Tagen in den Feed. Könnt ihr erraten, um welche es sich handelt? Kleiner Tipp: sie schmeckt süß und ihr Inneres sieht sehr hübsch aus. Bei mir war sie heute auf dem Frühstücksteller 😋 🇬🇧 After a rather exhausting week I finally took some much needed creative time today. As you might have noticed, I really like drawing seasonal fruits and veggies, so here's some more pumpkins for you. 🎃 I also painted another seasonal fruit which I will post later this week. Can you guess which one? Hint: it tastes sweet and its insides look beautiful. 😊 I had some for breakfast today 😋 #letterleuchten #la ̈ddergäng #loosewatercolor #watercolorart #aquarellmalerei #watercolorpattern #creativelifehappylife #creativehappylife #comeinandfindart #kreativZeit #watercolor_daily #botanicalwatercolor #floralwatercolor #watercolorlove #modernwatercolor #makearteveryday #kumgermany #pumpkinseason #watercolorpumpkins #pumpkinillustration #kürbiszeit #papierliebe #pumpkineverything #pumpkinstack #kürbisliebe #pumpkinlove #colorinspiration

6 hours ago

For the past couple days, I’ve been able to reflect on what has happened last week. Being impersonated by either a bot, scam artist, or maybe its even a “friend”, it really put me in a funk. I felt that I was finally in a place where I’ve learned to dismiss distractions & judgements for being vulnerable on the internet. I had to remind myself that I am still human. That I still have feelings. And that the internet is going to be what it is and I can’t stop that. I also needed to remind myself that I can’t live in fear. Fear is what robs people from opportunities such as jobs, experiences, & inner growth.       Don’t let fear or one bad thing that happened to you, be the reason why you can’t achieve something else. Use that as fuel! 🔥 To be better than anyone imagined you to be. Than you imagined yourself to be. There will never be a shortage of people out there wanting you to fail. You are greater than any obstacle you’ll ever face. You can be supported by none, loved by few, hated by many, but the most important thing is, is for you to be happy with what you are doing with your life.       I’m gonna continue striving for what I have always believed in - connecting, motivating, and inspiring people to be the best version of themselves. ✨


Welcome to club yarn hoard 😏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Part of the reason I haven’t been knitting and crocheting, honestly, is because I have a weird relationship with yarn now. From the moment I graduated college 10 years ago, I haven’t been able to relax. I am guilty of glorifying the hustle lifestyle, overworking myself with multiple jobs + crazy hours, and filling my days to the brim with “productivity” so I could feel accomplished. Knitwear and pattern design were both side hustles on top of an already busy workload, and for many years I thought I loved and thrived on the busyness. It took me a long time to realize that exhaustion is not a badge of honour. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I joke that my yarn shelves are full because my hobby is collecting yarn now, not knitting it, but really these shelves are just a reflection of my inability to take some down time. I don’t have hobbies for the sake of having hobbies...when did I stop doing things just for fun? When was the last time YOU did something for you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve started thinking more about this after I included some of these thoughts in my first Creative Roots Challenge post (a reflection on where I am now in my creative journey ). It has been encouraging and inspiring to read about where everyone feels they are in their creative life, especially because there are so many surprising similarities in our thoughts, worries, and struggles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m glad I have the opportunity to know you all more through your Creative Roots posts 🌿 and I hope you find some comfort in these posts too. I encourage you to follow the hashtag #CreativeRootsChallenge - give some love to your fellow makers + embrace the support everyone is eager to give you. HAPPY SUNDAY FRIENDS 💛

3 days ago

Hands up if you’d like to learn how to paint watercolour skies! 🙋🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ This is part of my next Skillshare class I’m working on which I’m very excited about! ⁣ ⁣ If you’re interested in signing up to Skillshare, now is the perfect time. Sign up with my referral link by 30th September and you will get your first 2 months free - no commitment, cancel anytime. After that, the trial period will only be 14 days so don’t miss out! ⁣ ⁣ I currently have 16 watercolour classes on Skillshare (swipe to see some of them! ) so plenty for you to do in your free 2 months! 🎨 DM me with any questions ☺️


My absolute favourite from my ‘Palm Springs’ collection ... The Palms. What do you guys think? The rest of the collection will be out later this week so keep your eyes out for a sneaky look at the collection tomorrow! So amazed with how my little Palm stamp creation worked, and I have left and right ones 😜 for my little perfectionist self. Totally in holiday mode right now, have not done much else except create and sleep oh and am currently having my first spa post op perfect timing holidays 🌴.


The weather is finally getting cooler. That’s a Sunday Silver Lining if there ever was one. Do you have one today?

18 hours ago

A much needed change after quite a few years, new profile picture, photo credits @mariamarakis